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By Sean Rogers

Why has the rate of privilege account breaches remained stubbornly high from 2016-2019?

In 2016, Forrester announced a finding that 80 percent of security breaches involve privileged credentials[1] and since then, that number has been remarkably steady. More recently in 2019, Centrify published a report that found privileged access credential abuse in 74 percent of breached companies surveyed[2].  The survey goes on to state that many organizations lack […]

By Michael Harvell

How to Avoid a Data Breach Through Effective Privileged User Management

Avoid a Data Breach Through Privileged User Management According to a study by Forester, up to 80 percent of data breaches are attributed to misuse or abuse of privileged credentials. This is because many organizations tend to overlook the importance of managing and securing their super accounts or administrator accounts. Like other users and typical IT workers, […]

By Jayne Hallock

A Very Sharey 2017: Editor’s Picks

As the Editor of Hum@n, I am constantly ‘taking the temperature’ of our readership. It’s important to me that we publish only compelling, interesting and ultimately useful content for you all. And there’s only one real way to measure what readers actually enjoy.  Counting “likes” can be an indicator but likes are easy and half the time – […]

By Jayne Hallock

Great Gartner! A Whirlwind WrapUp

Last week, The Simeio Crew descended on the 2017 Gartner IAM event, full of anticipation and excitement (and a lot of caffeine.)  Many of us attended  –  from the CEO and other executive leadership, to our industrious delivery team to our killer sales team. Even our content and social folks tagged along. And this event? Did not […]

By Jayne Hallock

The Breach Report: Whole Foods, Accenture & More

Extra, extra!  It’s a new edition of The Breach Report. As major breaches happen, we’ll skim for the most important data points from the most trusted resources and publish them here.  Here’s what’s happening in November… Whole Foods Breach Update: What’s Happened: You gotta watch those bells and whistles. The compromise didn’t happen in the […]

By Jayne Hallock

The Breach Report: Equifax & Deloitte

***Updated 10/24/207*** Is it irony, coincidence or a dark cosmic joke that some of the biggest security breaches we’ve ever seen are happening now? A.K.A. right when we’re celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month? We’re tempted to respond to the news of these breaches with a laundry list of advice and observations…but then we realized there’s enough […]

By Jayne Hallock

New! “Check Your Armor” Cybersecurity eBook

Our new 12 page eBook is a great way to identify any gaps in your enterprise’s cybersecurity armor. Find out if your staff is making the “1, 2, 3, 4, Open Door” mistake and learn what is involved in 80% of security breaches… Jayne HallockWith almost 20 years of writing and editing under her belt […]

By Jayne Hallock

Whitepaper: Keeping the Cyberwolves at Bay

Cybersecurity, Identities, People & Process: A Crucial Integration for the Modern Identity SOC One area of cybersecurity that’s often overlooked – or treated as an afterthought – is identity security. This could be a costly mistake. More specifically, traditional network edge tools can’t protect you anymore as workloads and company data exist on-premise and in the […]

Preventing Cyberattacks

By Darren Calman

Follow The Puck: The Future of Cybersecurity Challenges

Like most people I know, I always make time to read about my industry. Not only to educate myself, but to keep on top of any emerging trends that might impact my business.  I’m not a huge hockey fan, but I do like this quote from Wayne Gretzky: “I skate to where the puck is […]